Every aspect of the offense, from snap count to signals to protection route technique was examined. Some of the key points discovered were:
1. It is easier to protect the passer from the pocket. Multiple launch points used to be all the craze as I was coming up in a pro style system, and a widely accepted idea in conventional football wisdom. However, much of this thought process was developed before the propagation of spread formations as a base operating system. With defenders now stretched across the width of the entire field, and the edge pressures/ zone blitzes becoming the norm, the traditional sprint-out actions can prove to be futile. A properly trained passer is in a more advantageous position to hit the weakness of a pressure defense, and protection schemes are given more reps, resulting in better execution.
2. RUN/PASS OPTIONS (RPOs) can take the place of many play action systems. RPOs have built in answers to pressure - something hard run action play action schemes lack. With the decision to protect the pocket, along with screens and RPO plays eliminate a lot of unnecessary practice minutes.
3. ACTS works! We win practice repetitions back for things that are really important to the offense, like ADVANTAGE routes and principles, such 7 route: